Seven allied to Dubai based narco ring arrested | Daily News

Seven allied to Dubai based narco ring arrested

Seven close associates of drug racketeer Nadun Chinthana alias Harak Kata, said to be operating from Dubai, was arrested by the Walana Central Anti-Corruption Unit in Walana, Panadura on Wednesday along with 650 grams of heroin and money earned from the racket.

The Panadura Walana Central Anti-Corruption Unit, said a 41-year-old woman from the Kalagedihena area in Thihariya was arrested during a raid and four mobile phones and 13 ATM cards were found in her possession.

During the interrogation of the woman, a 50-year-old resident of Hanwella who had maintained bank accounts in the names of various persons who had assisted in the racket was also arrested and 8 ATM cards and Rs.720,000 found in his possession.Another five persons involved in drug trafficking in the Southern Province were also arrested.

Police investigations revealed that the method adopted by drug traffickers was to first instruct their customers to deposit money in their bank accounts and then hide narcotics at various places and inform customers of the locations.

Police said this drug network is being run by Nadun Chinthana alias Harak Kata, currently in Dubai. He has been identified as a major supplier of narcotics to Sri Lanka.

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